New Deal

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The New Deal was a series of programs launched by Franklin D. Roosevelt during his presidency. The New Deal was Roosevelt's way to solve the problems caused by the Great Depression, including unemployment and agricultural overproduction. The New Deal is often split into two smaller New Deals: the First New Deal and the Second New Deal. During the First Hundred Days of Roosevelt's presidency, Roosevelt and his administration proposed many plans to fix the economy.

Percentage of non-agricultural workers in labor unions, 1930: 11.6% Percentage of non-agricultural workers in labor unions, 1937: 22.6% Percentage of non-agricultural workers in labor unions, 1945: 35.5% Percentage of non-agricultural workers in labor unions, 1999: 13.9%5

CCC: Civilian Conservation Corps WPA: Works Progress Administration FDR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt GOP: Grand Old Party (a.k.a. Republican Party) AAA: Agricultural Adjustment Act TVA: Tennessee Valley Authority HOLC: Home Owners Loan Corporation FERA: Federal Emergency Relief Administration PWA: Public Works Administration CWA: Civil Works Administration NRA: National Recovery Administration


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  • Kennedy, David; Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas A. Bailey (2006). "The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1933–1939". The American Pageant (13th Edition ed.). United States: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 0-618-47940-6.